PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING July 6, 2015.

 

The Parish School Board of the Parish of West Carroll, State of Louisiana, met in a regular session at its regular meeting place, the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, in Oak Grove, Louisiana, Monday, July 6, 2015 at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting July 6, 2015

 

The West Carroll Parish School Board will meet at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, Oak Grove, Louisiana Monday, July 6, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

1.     To receive information concerning contracts, resignations, and leaves;

2.     To receive Finance Committee report;

3.     To consider Sharon Ward as Tax Administrator, eligible to sign and be bonded; (Finance Committee Recommendation)

4.     To consider assistant principals’ positions at FHS, OGE, and OGHS;(FCR)

5.     To consider 11 month secretary schedule;(FCR)

6.     To consider sale of surplus old buses and houses on Epps property;(FCR).

7.     To consider Sales Tax monthly payments;(FCR)

8.     To consider approving a resolution granting Business Manager, Angela Johnson, authority to sign Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists Bodily Injury Rejection and Uninsured Motorists Physical Damage Rejection on its behalf;

9.     To consider the approval of budget revisions for the fiscal year 2014-2015;

10.  To open G.W. Martin’s bus route for transfers;

11.  To advertise for the Forest High School principal position;

12.  To fill OGHS principal position;

13.  To fill Epps school principal position;

14.  To announce Unitary Status

 

Johnny Smith led in prayer.

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:  J. Kelly Coleman, Todd Smith, James C. Burrell, Donald Gwin, Johnny Smith, and Sam Ashley.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:   Gene Gammill.

 

OTHERS PRESENT:   Richard Strong, Angela Anderson, Belinda Chop, Joanna Beard, Edwin Guchereau, Sharon Ward, Joel Ward, Charlotte Hamilton, Brandon Smith, Amberly Smith, Ashley Adams-Graves, Penny Hale, Diane Mcpherson, and Ann Corley.

 

James C. Burrell made a motion, seconded by Todd Smith, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of June 1, 2015.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Johnny Smith, Donald Gwin, J. Kelly Coleman, Sam Ashley, Todd Smith, and James C. Burrell.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Gene Gammill

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

The Parish Board of the Parish of West Carroll, State of Louisiana, was duly convened as the governing authority of the parish for school purposes by the Honorable J. Kelly Coleman, President, who then stated that the Parish School Board was ready for the transaction of business.

 

President J. Kelly Coleman asked if there were any changes to the agenda.

 

There was one new item added to the original agenda.

 

Addendum – To advertise to recapture our tax millage.

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by Sam Ashley , to make changes to original agenda.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Johnny Smith, Donald Gwin, J. Kelly Coleman, Sam Ashley, Todd Smith, and James C. Burrell.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Gene Gammill

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Sam Ashley made a motion, seconded by Todd Smith, concerning contracts, resignations, and leaves.

        CONTRACTS

                        Emily Bradley, Secondary Supervisor @ Central Office, effective 07/01/2015.

                        Brandon Smith, principal @ KHS, effective 07/01/2015.

 

RESIGNATIONS

                        Steve Harris, principal position @ FHS, effective 08/01/2015.

                        Jackie Peacock @ FHS, effective 9/16/2015.

                        Sylvia Jones @ FHS, effective 09/16/2015

                        Glen Perry Kelly @ EHS, effective 06/30/2015.

                        Sheri Ashley @ OGHS, effective 07/01/2015.

                        G.W. Martin @ OGHS, effective 06/29/2015.

                        Tressa Knighten @ Media Center 04/22/2015.

                        Gene Gammill @ School Board, effective 06/30/2015.

 

Finance Committee report was accepted by Board.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by James C. Burrell, to appoint Sharon Ward as Tax Administrator, eligible to sign and be bonded effective July 7, 2015 at her current pay schedule.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   J. Kelly Coleman, Johnny Smith, Sam Ashley, Todd Smith, James C. Burrell, and Donald Gwin

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:   None 

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:   Gene Gammill

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by Todd Smith, to consider making assistant principals’ positions at FHS and OGHS an 11 month position with a 1 year contract and OGE a 10 month position with a 1 year contract.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Johnny Smith, Donald Gwin, J. Kelly Coleman, Sam Ashley, Todd Smith, and James C. Burrell.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Gene Gammill

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by James C. Burrell, to consider 11 month secretary schedule for current Sp.Ed. secretary.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Johnny Smith, Donald Gwin, J. Kelly Coleman, Sam Ashley, Todd Smith, and James C. Burrell.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Gene Gammill

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

 

Sam Ashley made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to consider sale of surplus old buses and houses on Epps property.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   J. Kelly Coleman, Johnny Smith, Sam Ashley, Todd Smith, James C. Burrell, and Donald Gwin

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:   None 

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:   Gene Gammill

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by James C. Burrell, to increase Sales Tax monthly payments from $400.00 to $500.00 for 9 month certified teachers.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Johnny Smith, Donald Gwin, J. Kelly Coleman, Sam Ashley, Todd Smith, and James C. Burrell.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Gene Gammill

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Sam Ashley made a motion, seconded by Johlnny Smith, to approve a resolutiongranting Business Manager, Angela Johnson, authority to sign Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists Bodily Injury Rejection and Uninsured Motorists Physical Damage Rejection on its behalf.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Johnny Smith, Donald Gwin, J. Kelly Coleman, Sam Ashley, Todd Smith, and James C. Burrell.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Gene Gammill

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to consider the approval of budget revisions for the fiscal year 2014-2015.

 

WEST CARROLL PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

REVISED OPERATING BUDGET OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015

 

 

RECEIPTS:

 

Revenue from Local Sources                                                                      $ 4,633,852

Revenue from State Sources                                                                        13,613,446

Revenue from Federal Sources                                                          3,036,548

Other Sources of Funds                                                                      266,091

 

TOTAL REVENUE                                                                           $21,549,937

 

 

EXPENDITURES:

 

Expenditures for Instruction                                                                         $12,280,862

Expenditures for Supporting Services Programs                                          7,768,918

Expenditures for Operation of Non-Instructional Services                       1,626,602

Expenditures for Facility Acquisition & Construction Services                       45,000

Other Uses of Funds                                                                                       266,091

 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES                                                            $21,987,473

 

Total Excess/(Deficit) for the year                                          ($437,536)                        

 

FUND BALANCE AT BEGINNING OF YEAR                                    $ 8,235,314

FUND BALANCE AT END OF YEAR                                                   $ 7,797,778

 

 

FOR THE MOTION:   J. Kelly Coleman, Donald Gwin, Sam Ashley, Todd Smith, James C. Burrell, and Johnny Smith.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Gene Gammill

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Todd Smith made a motion, seconded by James C. Burrell, to open G.W. Martin’s bus route for transfers.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Johnny Smith, Donald Gwin, J. Kelly Coleman, Sam Ashley, Todd Smith, and James C. Burrell.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Gene Gammill

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Todd Smith made a motion, seconded by Sam Ashley, to advertise for the Forest High School principal position.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Johnny Smith, Donald Gwin, J. Kelly Coleman, Sam Ashley, Todd Smith, and James C. Burrell.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Gene Gammill

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

James C. Burrell made a motion, seconded by Todd Smith, to fill OGHS principal position with Mike Gammill effective July 7, 2015.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Johnny Smith, Donald Gwin, J. Kelly Coleman, Sam Ashley, Todd Smith, and James C. Burrell.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Gene Gammill

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Johnny Smith, to fill Epps school principal position with Penny Hale effective July 1, 2015.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   J. Kelly Coleman, Johnny Smith, Sam Ashley, Todd Smith, James C. Burrell, and Donald Gwin

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:   None 

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:   Gene Gammill

 

Information was received regarding Unitary Status and running press release in Gazette.

 

Todd Smith made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to advertise to recapture tax millage.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Johnny Smith, Donald Gwin, J. Kelly Coleman, Sam Ashley, Todd Smith, and James C. Burrell.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Gene Gammill

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by Sam Ashley, to adjourn.

 

FOR THE MOTION:  J. Kelly Coleman, Donald Gwin, Sam Ashley, Todd Smith, Johnny Smith, James C. Burrell

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:          None.

.

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:     Gene Gammill

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Adjournment was at 7:00 P.M.

 

 

____________________________                ____________________________

J. Kelly Coleman, President                     Richard Strong, Secretary

West Carroll Parish School Board            West Carroll Parish School Board